Dr Ellie Reynolds

Dr Ellie Reynolds

Research Fellow

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)




Ph.D. Medical Anthropology, University College London

M.Res. Social Anthropology, University College London

B.Sc. Anthropology, University College London

Diploma in Adult Nursing, City University

Professional membership

Nursing and Midwifery Council - 2001 - 2021




Maben, J., Taylor; C., Reynolds, E., McCarthy, I. and Leamy, M. (in press) Realist Evaluation of Schwartz Rounds® for Enhancing the Delivery of Compassionate Healthcare: Understanding how they work, for whom, and in what contexts, BMC Health Services Research


Dawson, J., McCarthy, I., Taylor, C., Hildenbrand, K., Leamy, M., Reynolds, E., and Maben, J. (2021) Effectiveness of a group intervention to reduce the psychological distress of healthcare staff: a pre-post quasi-experimental evaluation, BMC health services research 21392 BioMed Central


McCarthy, I., Taylor, C., Leamy, M. Reynolds, E. and Maben, J. (2020) ‘We needed to talk about it’: The experience of sharing the emotional impact of healthcare work as a panellist in Schwartz Center Rounds in the UK, Journal of Health Services Research and Policy pp. 1-8 SAGE Publications


Littlewood, R. and Reynolds, E. (2020) The embodiment of a floating signifier, Anthropology and Medicine, Mar 27 (1):110-123.


Leamy, M. C., Reynolds, E., Robert, G., Taylor, C. and Maben, J. (2019) The origins and implementation of an intervention to support healthcare staff to deliver compassionate care: exploring fidelity and adaptation in the transfer of Schwartz Center Rounds from the United States to the United Kingdom. BMC Health Services Research, 19: 457.


Maben, J., Taylor, C., Dawson, J., Leamy, M., McCarthy, I., Reynolds, E., Ross, S., Shuldham, C., Bennett, L. and Foot, C. (2018) A realist informed mixed-methods evaluation of Schwartz Center Rounds in England. Health Services and Delivery Research 6 (37).


Taylor C, Xyrichis A, Leamy MC, Reynolds, E. and Maben, J. (2018) Can Schwartz Center Rounds support healthcare staff with emotional challenges at work, and how do they compare with other interventions aimed at providing similar support? A systematic review and scoping reviews. BMJ Open, Vol. 8, Issue 10.


Robert, G., Philippou, J., Leamy, M., Reynolds, E., Ross, S., Bennett, L., Taylor, C., Shuldham, C. and Maben, J. (2017) ‘Exploring the adoption of Schwartz Center Rounds as an organisational innovation to improve staff well-being in England, 2009–2015’ BMJ Open Volume 7, Issue 1.


Reynolds, E. (2007). Pass the Cream, Hold the Butter: Meanings of HIV Positive Semen for Bugchasers and Giftgivers. Anthropology and Medicine, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp. 259-266.


Reynolds, E. (2016). ‘Addiction and the Duality of the Self in a North American Religio-Therapeutic Community’ in R. Littlewood and R. Lynch (eds.) Cosmos, Gods and Madmen: Frameworks in the Anthropologies of Medicine. Oxford: Berghahn Books.